European Researchers‘ Night began in 2005, celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2015 after a decade of success.

Last year, more than 1.5 million people across the EU and more than 21,000 researchers in 371 locations participated in European Researchers‘ Night. In Germany, projects in Kiel, Hamburg and Heidelberg | Mannheim have been selected by the EU for funding in 2018/2019.

In the UK, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) near Cambridge is taking part in European Researchers‘ Night for the first time this year. Led by the Wellcome Sanger Institute and in line with the theme ’LIFE LAB‘, five research organisations are offering ‘Pop-up Science‘-events in shopping centres, cafes and music venues across Cambridgeshire.

Nacht der Forschung Heidelberg | Mannheim collaborates with other European Researchers’ Nights across Europe: “Wanderlust” in Zaragoza (Spain), “Science in the City” in Valletta (Malta) and “Explorathon” in Scotland.